Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by a1abdj, Sep 22, 2011.
Makes me want to make a Vault!!
Can you tell us more about the exhibit it will be part of?
That is beautiful work. Congrats, you earned it! Thanks for sharing that with us
This really depends. 100 years ago there was very limited access to portable electric tools, and there were no cordless power tools. The cutting torch had yet to be invented, and youtube wasn't around to show safe cracking videos. About the only thing burglars back then had going for them were explosives and hand tools. Many of these doors were very over built for their day, and many of them are still in use today.
In today's vault market, many are simply concrete blocks wrapped in light gauge stainless steel. It looks like a steel door, but probably has less than 100 pounds worth of steel in it. Modern vault technology has kept up with modern tools and explosives, but has done away with all of the craftsmanship.
The restoration costs of this door alone could have purchased a couple of modern day doors that would offer a higher level of security.
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